Madurai Mani Iyer

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venkatakailasam
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#951 Re: Madurai Mani Iyer

Post by venkatakailasam » 25 Oct 2014, 12:56

Concert 279-MMI-National program
His birth day to day
Listen at:

http://myblogkumara.blogspot.in/2014/09 ... art-x.html

01-rAma_bhakti_sAmrAjya-shuddhabangALa
02-sAmaja_vara_gamanA_sAdhu-hindOLam
03-darini_telusukoNTi_tripurasundarini-shuddhasAvEri
04-mInAkSi_mEmudam_dEhi-pUrvikalyANi
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#952 Re: Madurai Mani Iyer

Post by rajeshnat » 25 Oct 2014, 13:56

Balummi wrote:Dear Kapali,

After the demise of Sri Aryakudi TNK totally dedicated himself to Mani iyer. There were many rumours afloat

regarding Lalgudi Sir not accompanying MMIfrom 1962 and were all rumours . Sri Lalgudi Sir had rpeatedly expressed his wish to listen

to MMI atleast for 3 hours as his last wish!
You meant after Ariyakudi retired from performance . Ariyakudi passed away in 1967 and MMI in 1968. I have also heard from few elderly relatives that MMI and LGJ had few years gap where they did not perform together. Just curious when did ariyakudi retire from public performance?
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#953 Re: Madurai Mani Iyer

Post by Balummi » 25 Oct 2014, 16:26

Dear Rajeshnat,
I understand that Iyengarval didnot give any public performance since 1962 except may be

one or two rarely!
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#954 Re: Madurai Mani Iyer

Post by kapali » 25 Oct 2014, 23:02

In those days we all used to discuss after attending the Ramanavami concerts etc in Bangalore, whenever Lalgudi accompanied MMI, Lalgudi performed to exalted levels, especially triggered by MMI's creative spells and also MMI used to give him uninhibited encouragement. Those memories still linger!
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#955 Re: Madurai Mani Iyer

Post by venu sundar » 28 Oct 2014, 23:39

Inviting all

Madurai Mani Iyer Musical evening

On the occasion of 103rd Birthday

Date: 9.11.2014, Sunday

Time: 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Venue: “ Vivekananda Hall”,

The P.S. High School, R.K.Mutt Road,

Mylapore, Chennai – 600 004.

Presided by: Special Speech:

Mr. K R A Narasaiah Mr.K.S.Kalidas

Kalaimamani Dr. Narmadha

Violinist

Mr.Cleveland V.V.Sundaram Vote of Thanks:

Chitti S.Venu

ALL ARE WELCOME

HIGH TEA AT 3:30 PM

Excerpts from various live concerts of the master to be played.

Contact: Mr.S.Venugopalan – Mobile : 98413 13527
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#956 Re: Madurai Mani Iyer

Post by kapali » 04 Nov 2014, 23:32

Dear Venu Sundar, Wish the MMI annual function all success ,guided by your devoted efforts. Perhaps, if you can play during the function the songs 1 to 5 of Enna Solven's post at post no.598 in this thread, the audience will enjoy it! I hope these songs can be retrieved.
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#957 Re: Madurai Mani Iyer

Post by venu sundar » 08 Nov 2014, 13:32

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A musical evening of Madurai Mani Iyer, on the occasion of his 103{+r}{+d}birth anniversary celebrations will be held on November 9 at Vivekananda Hall, P.S. Higher Secondary School, Ramakrishna Math Road, Mylapore, between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. The chief guest is Cleveland V.V. Sundaram. K.R.A. Narasiah, a marine engineer and an author, will preside over the event. For details, call S. Venugopalan at 98413 13527.

On November 9 at Vivekananda Hall, P.S. Higher Secondary School, Ramakrishna Math Road, Mylapore, between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.
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#958 Re: Madurai Mani Iyer

Post by venu sundar » 10 Nov 2014, 21:40

Venugopalan Sundararajan shared Kizhambur Sankara Subramanian's photo.
18 mins ·
மதுரை மணி ஐயர் இசை வேள்வியை சிட்டியின் திருமகனார் வேணுவும் விஷ்னுவும் பி.எஸ் உயர் நிலைப்பள்ளியில் ஏற்பாடு செய்திருந்தார்கள்.மதுரை மணிக்காக ஏற்பாடு செய்யப்படும் 5ஆவது நிகழ்ச்சி என்று நினைக்கிறேன்.வெல்டன் வேணு சார்.லைவ் நிகழச்சி மாதிரி இருந்தது.இனிப்பு நோய் காரர்களும் ரசிக்கும்படியான தேன் மதுரக்குரல் மதுரைமணியுடையது என்பது புரிந்தது.இது போன்ற சங்கீதம் கேட்டால் பிரஷரோ சுகரோ வராது என்று ஒருவர் சர்டிபிகேட் கொடுத்தார். நரசையா அவர்களின் பேச்சு சூப்பர் சார் என்றார் ரமேஷ். மதுரைமணி கோதுமை அல்வான்னா அரியக்குடி பாதாம் அல்வா செம்பை அசோகா அல்வா இப்படி அந்தக்கால இசைவாணர்களை புகழ்ந்துண்டே போகலாம் விஷ்னு சொன்னது அர்த்தமுள்ளது. பழைய வித்வான்களுடைய இசையைக் கேட்க வேணு சார் செய்யும் ஏற்பாட்டிற்கு கோடி நமஸ்காரங்கள்.இவர்கள் மதுரைமணி பக்தர்கள்.இப்படியொரு நிகழ்ச்சி நடப்பது இசைப்பிரியர்களுக்குத் தெரியவந்தால் கூட்டம் அலைமோதும். நிகழ்ச்சி மயிலாப்பூரில் 9 ஆம் தேதி நடந்தது. கம்பியூட்டர் மூலம் அமரர் மதுரை மணியை அழைத்து வந்து அசத்திவிட்டார்கள். இனியும் பல அந்தக்கால வித்வான்கள் கணினி மூலம் மேடை வலம் வரப்போவதாகச் சொன்னார் வேணு.
Kizhambur Sankara Subramanian

மதுரை மணி ஐயர் இசை வேள்வியை சிட்டியின் திருமகனார் வேணுவும் விஷ்னுவும் பி.எஸ் உயர் நிலைப்பள்ளியில் ஏற்பாடு செய்திருந்தார்கள்.மதுரை மணிக்காக ஏற்பாடு செய்யப்படும் 5ஆவது நிகழ்ச்சி என்று நினைக்கிறேன்.வெல்டன் வேணு சார்.லைவ் நிகழச்சி மாதிரி இருந்தது.இனிப்பு நோய் காரர்களும் ரசிக்கும்படியான தேன் மதுரக்குரல் மதுரைமணியுடையது என்பது புரிந்தது.இது போன்ற சங்கீதம் கேட்டால் பிரஷரோ சுகரோ வராது என்று ஒருவர் சர்டிபிகேட் கொடுத்தார். நரசையா அவர்களின் பேச்சு சூப்பர் சார் என்றார் ரமேஷ்.

மதுரைமணி கோதுமை அல்வான்னா அரியக்குடி பாதாம் அல்வா செம்பை அசோகா அல்வா இப்படி அந்தக்கால இசைவாணர்களை புகழ்ந்துண்டே போகலாம் விஷ்னு சொன்னது அர்த்தமுள்ளது. பழைய வித்வான்களுடைய இசையைக் கேட்க வேணு சார் செய்யும் ஏற்பாட்டிற்கு கோடி நமஸ்காரங்கள்.இவர்கள் மதுரைமணி பக்தர்கள்.இப்படியொரு நிகழ்ச்சி நடப்பது இசைப்பிரியர்களுக்குத் தெரியவந்தால் கூட்டம் அலைமோதும். நிகழ்ச்சி மயிலாப்பூரில் 9 ஆம் தேதி நடந்தது. கம்பியூட்டர் மூலம் அமரர் மதுரை மணியை அழைத்து வந்து அசத்திவிட்டார்கள். இனியும் பல அந்தக்கால வித்வான்கள் கணினி மூலம் மேடை வலம் வரப்போவதாகச் சொன்னார் வேணு.
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#960 Re: Madurai Mani Iyer

Post by venu sundar » 11 Nov 2014, 13:34

MMI 103 JAYANHTI HELD ON 9TH NOVEMBER 2014 AT THE P.S.HIGH SCHOOL VIVEKANANDA HALL CHENNAI AND WE ARE APPENDING THE TOI REPORT!PL RESPOND MMI FANS!
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city ... 104612.cms
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#961 Re: Madurai Mani Iyer

Post by rajeshnat » 11 Nov 2014, 22:31

Shri venu sundar
Can we get the audio access of those who spoke in the function. I do know that some of them like VRP can do wonders when he explains about MMI. I donot know much about narasaiyyA. There must have been interesting tidbits of the great MMI that many are not aware.
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#962 Re: Madurai Mani Iyer

Post by Balummi » 12 Nov 2014, 10:59

Dear Rajesh,
Many of us do not know that Vishnu ( VRP ) can actually tell us in which year Mani Mama had sung the concert by simply listening to his voice and also can tell us the mirudangam and gatam aritists besides ofcourse the violinist by listening to them!
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#963 Re: Madurai Mani Iyer

Post by venu sundar » 04 Dec 2014, 13:30

Madurai Mani Iyers prime disciple and nephew of MMI the popular T>V Sankarnarayanan opened the Margazhi Music with his concert at the Bharahtiya Vidya Bhavan Mylapore on Sunday the 30th November at 6-30 PM as part of the BVB MUSIC Festival and the hall was full!TVS was very ably supported by his son Mahadevan who is also catching up with his brisk voice and fine singing.TVS was supported by S/S H.N Bhaskar Violin R.Ramesh Mridangam and Madipakkam Gopalkrishna

on Kanjeera.TVS opened up like Sachin Style with a song on VInayaka and settled down well with the most popular kriti of Thyagraja ENTHA VEDUKO in Saraswathi Manohari Raga!TVS also kept the audience spell bound with his SARASMUKHI of Harikesa Nallur and GURVAYOORAPPAN of the great late Papanasam Sivan!The climax was the beautiful Bharivi and the very fine song of KOLU VAI!TVS excelled in that right from the start and like the DHoni and Kohli partnerships in T 20 s both TVS and Maha sang so fluently and melodiously the entire audience went into ecstatic moods and it was one of the best and memorable concerts to the delight of the rasikas!Last Year Music Academy season TVS was the BEST concert in the opinion of many musical experts.Maha has shown great promise and kudos to the entire team for the great musical event!
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#964 Re: Madurai Mani Iyer

Post by cacm » 04 Dec 2014, 21:23

venu sundar wrote:Madurai Mani Iyers prime disciple and nephew of MMI the popular T>V Sankarnarayanan opened the Margazhi Music with his concert at the Bharahtiya Vidya Bhavan Mylapore on Sunday the 30th November at 6-30 PM as part of the BVB MUSIC Festival and the hall was full!TVS was very ably supported by his son Mahadevan who is also catching up with his brisk voice and fine singing.TVS was supported by S/S H.N Bhaskar Violin R.Ramesh Mridangam and Madipakkam Gopalkrishna

on Kanjeera.TVS opened up like Sachin Style with a song on VInayaka and settled down well with the most popular kriti of Thyagraja ENTHA VEDUKO in Saraswathi Manohari Raga!TVS also kept the audience spell bound with his SARASMUKHI of Harikesa Nallur and GURVAYOORAPPAN of the great late Papanasam Sivan!The climax was the beautiful Bharivi and the very fine song of KOLU VAI!TVS excelled in that right from the start and like the DHoni and Kohli partnerships in T 20 s both TVS and Maha sang so fluently and melodiously the entire audience went into ecstatic moods and it was one of the best and memorable concerts to the delight of the rasikas!Last Year Music Academy season TVS was the BEST concert in the opinion of many musical experts.Maha has shown great promise and kudos to the entire team for the great musical event!
MY SUGGESTION IS TO TRANSFER THE ABOVE POST TO THE ONE DEDICATED TO T.V. Sankaranarayanan especially as purists like me do not wish this segment DEDICATED to MMI NOT BE CONTAMINATED BY OBSERVATIONS ABOUT OTHERS CONCERTS......THIS IS A CONTROVERSIAL AREA & PERSONS LIKE ME FEEL OFFENDED TVS BEING MADE PART OF THIS SEGMENT DEDICATED TO MMI FOR VERY GOOD REASONS. VKV
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#965 Re: Madurai Mani Iyer

Post by venu sundar » 05 Dec 2014, 22:36

I FEEL VERY BAD AND SORRY TOO FOR POSTING THE TVS CONCERT IN THE MMI AREA IF IT HURTS THE PURITANS!I WILL NOT REPEAT THE MISTAKE ONCE AGAIN SORRY!
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#966 Re: Madurai Mani Iyer

Post by venu sundar » 23 Dec 2014, 13:46

Madurai Mani Iyer was very fondly remembered by nearly 400 rasikas at the TAG Auditorium Alwarpet in which Sri V.Sriram one of our finest and beloved historians spoke on the greatness of MMI and it was one of the best musical mornings.Sri R.T Chari should be complimented for the very sumptuous and delicious breakfast and the CARE with which he made every one sit and enjoy the great moment.Sri Sashi made the welcome address and also customarily introduced Sriram to the rasikas
Sriram started with SURYAMURTE Dikshitar Krithi and it was like Virat Kohli batting on his day.Sriram took the MMI rasikas back to the formative days in which MMI started his musical career.MMIs uncle late Sri Pushpavanam was one of the fine and respected musicians in the early 1900s and MMIs dad Sri Rajam Iyer was one of the important figures in the Carnatic music field.MMI started his debut as early as inn the 1912 and MMI was noticed by the music stalwarts and rasikas.alike
MMI was one of the finest human beings who used to praise and also appreciate other golden greats like Ariyakkudi,Mahrajapuram,GNB and Semmangudi and the likes.MMI used to encourage the accompanists very lavishly and his special were Thiruvalangadu Sundaresa Iyer and Palani Subbudu among others.MMI was an avid reader of Dickens and he liked Cricket very much.MMI had a big circle of friends and he was the best friend of many!Sriram explained at length how the Manikodi writers like Chitti and Thi.Janakiraman were close to MMI.It was only Chitti who used to write the Presidential address for MMI both at the Music Academy 1959 and Tamil Isai Sangam in 1960!Sriram also made
special reference to the visit of Paramacharya SRI Chandresekara Sarawthis sudden appearance in the late 1950s which made MMI emotionally happy!Sriram played very good melodious numbers of MMI and also narrated the famed Cycle Rikshaw fans and further gave the interesting news that the Dharavi Slum dwellers used to throng MMI singing venue!Srirams speech was one of the historic one and very nicely documented one.Sriram concluded with the ENGLISH NOTE and the rasikas were touched by the description of MMIs illness and the ultimate end on 8th June 1968!Srirams speech was spellbound one and I am one of the FANATIC OF MMI was in tears when Sriram came to the end.Sriram has done a very great contribution to fans of MMI!

S.Venugopalan
7-A, Prashanthi Apts.
T.M.Maistry St.
Vannandurai
Chennai - 600 041
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#967 Re: Madurai Mani Iyer

Post by venu sundar » 23 Dec 2014, 13:47

V.SRIRAM SPOKE ON MADURAI MANI IYER ON SUNDAY THE 21 at TAG AUDITORIUM OF R>T> CHARI AT ALWARPET CHENNAI!
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#968 Re: Madurai Mani Iyer

Post by venkatakailasam » 24 Dec 2014, 11:18

Request you to join the group of the legend in FB at:

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#969 Re: Madurai Mani Iyer

Post by anuanantharaman » 31 Dec 2014, 06:19

Hello VKV Sir,

My regards. You must have attended numerous MMI concerts in person. For the benefit of MMI fans, would it be possible to list his less-well-known songs you have heard? For example, in the Hindu article on MMI Centenary, you refer to his piece "Raattinam kodi paareer".

On Sangeethapriya, there are about 80 concerts available, including your detailed collection with commentary. However, after a point, the set of kritis repeat in his recorded concerts. This is most likely due to the fact that many of his recordings are from the last 10-15 years of his singing career.

As an avid MMI fan, I would at least like to know what all the maestro has sung in his concerts.

Thank you very much!
Ananth
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#970 Re: Madurai Mani Iyer

Post by venkatakailasam » 31 Dec 2014, 22:37

MMI 190-Madurai Mani IyerConcert With LGJ and PMI. held at Bombay..3 and of hours concert..

http://mfi.re/listen/d7wixdi4era4tmr/MM ... nd_PMI.mp3
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#971 Re: Madurai Mani Iyer

Post by anuanantharaman » 01 Jan 2015, 02:31

Hello Balummi Sir,

When I was going over your posts, I saw your comment: "Sri Lalgudi Sir had rpeatedly expressed his wish to listen to MMI atleast for 3 hours as his last wish!"

Great to hear that! Not surprising, considering how much he has accompanied him. In what context did Lalgudi sir say this?

Thank you,
Ananth
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#972 Re: Madurai Mani Iyer

Post by cacm » 01 Jan 2015, 05:58

anuanantharaman wrote:Hello VKV Sir,

My regards. You must have attended numerous MMI concerts in person. For the benefit of MMI fans, would it be possible to list his less-well-known songs you have heard? For example, in the Hindu article on MMI Centenary, you refer to his piece "Raattinam kodi paareer".

On Sangeethapriya, there are about 80 concerts available, including your detailed collection with commentary. However, after a point, the set of kritis repeat in his recorded concerts. This is most likely due to the fact that many of his recordings are from the last 10-15 years of his singing career.

As an avid MMI fan, I would at least like to know what all the maestro has sung in his concerts.

Thank you very much!
Ananth
I AM OUT OF TOWN RIGHT NOW. When I return I will write in detail. Happy New Year. VKV
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#973 Re: Madurai Mani Iyer

Post by anuanantharaman » 01 Jan 2015, 12:21

Hello VKV Sir,

Thank you very much! Very happy & prosperous new year to you!

Regards,
Ananth
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#974 Re: Madurai Mani Iyer

Post by Balummi » 01 Jan 2015, 15:46

Dear Anantharaman ,
The last wish of SRI LALGUDI Sir was reported in an interview in a tamil magazine and again in another interview he had repeated his last wish . Again in an interview in Mangier Malar , Sri Subbudu Sir , to the question that why he had always denigrated men singers however great they may be , and extolled only female singers , he had replied that Madurai Mani Iyer whose hundreds of concerts he had listened to , he could never find even a microscopic fault ! The paper cuttings of these were taken away from me by one Mr. Ramachandran whose is now somewhere in Kerala.
In another interview in Kalki Magazine before his passing away Mr. TM Soundararajan, the famous playback singer who is an idol for cine lowers had expressed that his own idol in Music was none other than Madurai Mani Iyer and of course MS Amma.
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#975 Dhruva Nakshatram

Post by anuanantharaman » 03 Jan 2015, 23:03

Hello MMI Fans, I just now finished reading an excellent book on Vidwan Pazhani Subramanya Pillai, the pre-eminent Mridangist. Many of us know that he was the favorite accompaniment of Shri MMI. The title of the book is "Dhruva Nakshatram" and is compiled by Lalita Ram.

I realize that this is an MMI forum and not Pazhani forum. However, this book offers great insights on MMI and the famed MMI-Pazhani association. It describes how they elevated the levels of carnatic concerts in general and the "light songs phase" in particular (Kandan Karunai, Eppo Varuvaro & so on). Apparently, MMI would opt for another Mridangist only if Pazhani was not available for any reason.
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